Insights into the Petroleum Prospectivity of Lebanon
This chapter presents a comprehensive review of the petroleum prospects of Lebanon through description of the known hydrocarbon shows as well as their host rock formations and structures. Tectonic and depositional evolutions will be discussed and placed in the larger context of the eastern Mediterranean Levant region. A generalized model illustrating the potential petroleum system(s) in Lebanon is presented disclosing data about Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic potential plays.
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This volume is intended to generate ideas for the future exploration of immature and mature basins across the Tethyan Region. From the Paleozoic to the Cenozoic, the Arabian Plate, North Africa and parts of Southern Eurasia, were on the margin of a series of Tethys seaways, Proto-Tethys, Paleo-Tethys, and Neo-Tethys. These areas evolved together and as a result they have numerous similarities in their tectono-stratigraphic history and petroleum systems. These similarities could be used to extrapolate proven petroleum systems to underexplored areas and lead to hydrocarbon discoveries. The back cover illustrates the countries that evolved along the Tethyan Region in their present day location. Countries covered in this volume are outlined.